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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 30, 2010 5:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Jerry and Willy (not Nelson), a rambling collection of thoughts

As I drove into work today listening to a MSG show from 83 and was being mesmerized by a particularly beautiful Birdsong (and then hammered into submission by one of the best Deals out there, to link to yesterday's post), I had some random thoughts and, well, I figured I'd share.
It struck me how much Jerry is like Willie Wonka and a show like the Chocolate Factory. Both invited us into their unusual world to experience wonder and amazement at every turn. Constantly being encouraged to see the beauty that surrounded everything, they challenged us to keep up with them and truly take in the stunning vistas around us. And like those who fought against this, the non-believers were summarily excused from the factory or chose never to return. Perhaps that is what seperates a Head from other people. We have the ability to let go, surrending control to the music, trusting that Jerry/Willy and the boys will lead us into fantastic places where our inner child can revel safely in the absolute freedom the music can pass onto us.
Oh, and I figured I'd skip over the whole "Golden Ticket" thing as being rather obvious.

And along those same lines, why not bring some of the participants in the two worlds together?

Charlie Bucket: Myself. well, if you could have seen me as a 12 year-old, that choice is obvious.

Grandpa Joe: ghostofpig. That dude has been around forever and is very wise, happily sharing stories of days long past.

Augustus Gloop: Sorry Wharf, but I can picture you at a Yankees game wolfing down beer and hot dogs. Nothing personal.

Slugworth: smiles. A true prick, but in our world he doesn't turn out to be working for the good guys.

The Ooompa Loompas: Everyone who's been to a show. Bunch of little dudes happily dancing and singing. Not sure about the blue skin thing, but if the chemicals were right it certainly happened more than once.

Mike TeeVee: Sorry elbow, but as the resident acamedician capable of outstanding analysis of the music, you seem the best choice. Rob was a close second for this one.

But, unlike the story's characters, these folks do not defy the rules of the Factory and Willy/Jerry, instead they help lead others into a new appreciation of what Willy/Jerry have given us.

OK, I'm done. As you were.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Apr 30, 2010 7:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry and Willy (not Nelson), a rambling collection of thoughts

"Mike TeeVee: Sorry elbow, but as the resident acamedician capable of outstanding analysis of the music, you seem the best choice. Rob was a close second for this one."

Hey if you saw me as a 12 year old the choice would also be obvious!! Although with his ability to pull TV show quotes out of his ass, i might have gone with High Flow.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 30, 2010 8:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry and Willy (not Nelson), a rambling collection of thoughts

When it comes to pulling things out of his ass, I'd have to go with Rob's sheep. After being helped over the fence.


Wow, that's a tad harsh. Sorry.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Apr 30, 2010 8:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry and Willy (not Nelson), a rambling collection of thoughts

That is a wee bit harsh. Or was it a wee bit that came out of the sheep? Now I am confused.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 30, 2010 8:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry and Willy (not Nelson), a rambling collection of thoughts

Now THAT was funny.

Well played, sir.


Nothing like hijacking your own post, I always say.

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Apr 30, 2010 6:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry and Willy (not Nelson), a rambling collection of thoughts

Nice analogy SDH!!

Funny...but I always felt that Jerry was alot like the Candyman.

Look out, look out, the Candyman
Here he comes and he's gone again
Pretty lady ain't got no friend
Till the Candyman comes around again

Change Pretty Lady to Dead Heads and he could pretty much be singing about himself.

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Poster: sparky999255 Date: Apr 30, 2010 4:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry and Willy (not Nelson), a rambling collection of thoughts

I thought the post might actually be about Willie Nelson as today is his 76th birthday!

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Apr 30, 2010 5:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry and Willy (not Nelson), a rambling collection of thoughts

No, 77.


Its not to be a prick about it, but at his age every year counts!

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Apr 30, 2010 5:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry and Willy (not Nelson), a rambling collection of thoughts

This is also the birthday of famous brownie cook Alice B. Toklas.